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  1. Hi - I won the Carabao cup with Newcastle in second season but I haven’t qualified for Europa League ( I finished 8th in Prem league). Shouldn’t I still take one of the European spots?
  2. Thank you Mr Rosler for all of them but especially for V4 - I think you;ve definitely got the best our of both tactics here - goals, ccc's, excellent player ratings across the board. I'm Newcastle in 2018 and am well on course for the league and Cl double (drawn v Chelsea in semis but smashed Real in the 1/4's). Hulk excelling in the F9 role (re-training required) and Adam Campbell (developed amazingly well) or Javier Hernandez in the CF. Full backs consistently get outstanding ratings (I have Corchia and Alex Sandro) and CB's also (on V2 and V3 I felt the right CB always struggled). Plenty of goals from midfield still (I have Ward-Prowse with a 7.78 average by April) but he is on all my set pieces so plenty of assists. All in all an excellent tactic - I won;t post screenshot of results up (don;t know how!) but its virtually 'green dot' wins across the screen. Thank you Mr Rosler!
  3. I wouldn't say that your posts have added anything onto this debate to be honest. Here's a couple of apostrophes for your next post ''' . Oh, you also made the your / you're mistake again by the way. 'Just like I know its don't' doesn't really add much either. I clearly know the rules of football I was highlighting a) a possible bug and b) just posing a question for clarification and potential discussion.
  4. In the round-up of leagues I was informed of player x scoring the pick of the goals with a 'thunderous free kick from 14 yards'. Is this possible? I know the penalty area is the 18 yard box and penalty spot is 12 yards. Even if it was at the side of the penalty area it would still be more than 14 yards away from goal right?
  5. Want to start a new game but might as well wait until all the transfers are complete! Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa and Gouffran so far....
  6. Try varying where you play them - I played with a 4 man midfield for a while without much luck, then tried them as AMR/L without much firther joy but I'm now having a massive amount of success playing my wingers (on wingers, attack) right in the top corners either side of striker (as STRR and STRL) either side of a poacher in the middle. Goals are flying in from the front three now (Nathan Redmond on right, Shane Ferguson left and Cisse in middle and I'm actually hammering teams rather than sneaking odd wins.
  7. So many positives to say about this tactic! First season with Newcastle and finished 2nd in the league (lost to Man U away last game of season and lost by 1pt - gutted but also won the Euro Cup! Cisse on fire in the poaching role with Ba a very able sub/deputy. Ben Arfa has got 18 gls and 18 assists in the AMC role - I've added him ticked as playmaker and play through the middle to get the most out of him. The rest of the midfield has chipped in ok but nothing massively special to be honest and I need to have a play with the centre mids for them to get higher ratings (Cabaye and Tiote but around 7) but the team results have been quality so don't want to change things too much (Obertain/Gutierrez/Ferguson on the wings quite average) Discipline has been an issue with lots of bans for yellow and red cards but results dipped when I took tackling onto easy so perhaps this is just something you put up with...? I've used calm, go out and enjoy yourselves etc.. for most away games which makes everyone relaxed and play better! but havent used shouts at all and it seems to work fine. Thank you Romeo - with some better players lined up for 2nd season Im looking forward to seeing its success in the Champions League
  8. Was a little disappointed with Adam Campbell's stats - thought he might have been given a serious upgrade but have had to throw him in at the deep end to cover Cisse during the ACN in Jan - and he's scored 8 in 7 in the poacher role!
  9. You might consider selling both - you can get some serious money for these guys and reinvest in some younger strikers
  10. Am noticing that in the early rounds of league/FA cup, when I've come up against decent teams - they always put their full strength team out? Anyone else noticed this? In FM 12 I thought it was realistic that a lot of the bigger clubs would put out youngsters and squad rotate as we see in real life in these competitions.
  11. Just finished a season - finished 6th with Newcastle (scoring 101, conceding 74: far too high for both?) but won league cup and UEFA cup! PL finished Tottenham, Man City, Aston Villa as 1,2,3. Enjoying the game play but very high-scoring matches and too many disallowed goals as well.
  12. How are people getting on developing Adam Campbell? I want to make him the new local hero but his technical stats arent great. That said I've been forced to play him lots in the 2nd season because of bad injuries to Ba/Wilfired + ACN and he's got 13 goals over the course of the season, albeit 5 against poor quality cup opposition
  13. Youve convinced me to start a MLS game after my current save. Great info in the OP - thanks
  14. OH MY GOD Managed to secure CL football in Season 2 after a credible 3rd place finish. HBA gets a bad injury at the start of season 3 and ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT AT THE END OF THE SEASON due to injury problems!!!
  15. Just some feedback from GCS bet wizard tactic. I'm in 2015 and started as Wales manager with the idea of working my way through various clubs to get to the top level. Using GCS tactic from the start (almost completely as a plug and play with hardly any tweaks) I finally got a job offer from Exeter (promoted) to Bradford (promoted) to Swindon (promoted to Premier League from 1st Div in two consectuvie seasons) to Spurs (won treble with them in first year, League, FA, and Prem). I also took Wales to the Semi Finals of the World Cup (but that was with the corner cheat involved - don't shoot me down, I needed it to help Wales!) A few pointers that I found along the way for GCS tactic which I hope can be of use to someone. Fullbacks - it works great with attacking fullbacks, they get forward well and put loads of good balls into the box. Gareth Bale has worked wonders here for Wales over the years and for Spurs this season. For every team I have always selected my more attacking full backs and this had led to lots of success. Fitness is still a massive issue as they get up and down so much - I recommend having some good back up players on the bench, when i make good use of subs (particularly the fullbacks and def mid) I seem to do much better at not conceding late in games. Def Mid - More defensive players seem to work better for me then attacking playmakers. Huddelstone has been brilliant there for me this year, but when he's been injured I've found a CB who can play there (Kaboul) has been a lot better than a more creative defensive midfielder. Strikers - Defoe has been excellent in the right hand poacher spot, although he's 32 now so looking for a replacement. The central role I selected the attributes Mr Hough recommends in his opening post and just searched for strikers that way - Le Tallec is coming in for next season and looks quality in that position, but this year I had John Fleck in on loan (29 apps, 11 goals, 20 assists, 7.32) and he played really well there as the mroe creative striker. Robbie Keane was an ok backup but too old by the time I took over Spurs. I'm not sure about the left hand striker yet - I picked up Jo on a free and after 20 goals, At Madr. have offered 10.75m so am selling him on to get a real top class player if I can. Any recommendations for who has worked well for a top team? I should have about 30-40million to spend at the start of next season I reckon. Anyway the usual thanks to Mr Hough and GCS for the development and sharing of these tactics as well
  16. I have out and out 'right' and 'left' wingers in my team, and neither can play on the opposite flank so I simply took off the individual swap position instruction, the tactic seems to work just as well imo.
  17. I've just started Dafuge Challenge and have gone with FC United, with all greyed out players and no staff to start with - challenging! Anyway I'm using Eagle tweaked with DMC and currently 2nd in the BSN after 15 games, so it can work with a LL club imo
  18. I'm with Leeds in the Prem League in 2011-2012 with the same tactic. Henry Saivet was excellent but I sold him after he wanted to move to a bigger club, I then bought the transfer-listed Ched Evans for £4m - what a signing, he scored 22 last season and now has 13 in 16 and I'm aiming for CL spots! I also tried to sign Alibec (Slovenian?) but Chelsea outbid me and he's banging them in for them so might be worth a look.
  19. Try using different strikers - I've found that confidence/morale is so important and if my striker is not scoring I'll play a different striker for a few games, that often works. Also how good is your striker and is he small/nippy or tall/target man - switching between these may help depending upon your opponent
  20. Think it's on Page 23 (ish) of this thread - look for posts by RedHotWax
  21. Hi all, first of all a huge thank you to Tylerbode for all his work and advice on tactics, it's the only reason I keep playing FM as I only really play it as a pick up and play game. I've been using a variety of his tactics for some time now but have settled down with the Eagle (RHWax tweaked version) and swith to Piranha V6 if I need to chase the game. Into season 4 now, Just got Leeds promoted to the Premier League with the following team: Gk - Kieron Westwood RB - Kerrea Gilbert (Onouha arriving in the summer) LB - Sheehan (Grosso and Pedro arriving in the summer) CB - Miles Addison CB - Mark Beevers (only got Matthew Bates as a sub so need to invest/loan a back up) DMC - Zuculini, Plessis as back up RCM - Mads Albaek (turns out quality but will need another CM back up) LCM - Fabian Delph AML - Guzman / Mads Laudrup AMR - Mads Laudrup (and a variety of loans over 3 seasons) (Aaron Lennon and Alex Teixeira signed for next season) ST - Saivet (Fagerberg as back up) I've romped home with the CCchampionship this year conceding very few goals, although I've scraped q lot of 1-0's as well, Saivet has been superb, scoring 30 goals - now I've never ever had a formation which has allowed him to score as freely as this so I'm going to stick with this formation. Squad still needs a bit of work but I think ots importnat to stick with this formation, I was playing Fagerberg up front and Saivet AMR but the goals dried up and Saivet has been on fire this season, I also reached the SF of League Cup, held Chelsea 1-1 at home but got thrashed away so the Eagle (tweaked) formation really has potential if you stick with it.
  22. V6 - with Leicester in the Championship First 5 games using the new tactic - W1, D2, L2 and I'm slipping out of the play-offs - have returned to V4 and my own tactics and its getting back to winning ways. Problems I've noticed with V6: 1)team is struggling with the long ball - a few goals and lots of chances being created for the opposition by long balls over the top? 2) my little nippy strikers are getting to much long ball in the air which they're losing every time. Are taller strikers/target men needed?
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